When James Kellas left England for Australia, he had to leave his drag-racing hobby at home. So he ordered a TW200 to use as a commuter bike, and tore it apart. He installed a fuel tank from an RD250 and added clip-ons, new wheels and a longer swingarm. (As you can see from the picture, James has a great eye for color too.) He also fitted a new seat, exhaust and air filter. The little 196cc thumper now has a good turn of speed. Last month it clocked 74 mph—that’s 119 kph—during the Australian Speed Week, setting a new national open class 250cc record at Lake Gairdner. Do you know any other commuter bikes that have broken national speed records?
Pentax *ist DL | f/5.6 | ISO 200 | Focal length 18mm
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